The Community Overdose Action Team was established to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. The goals of the team are to stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses; then reduce the number of fatal overdoses and finally, reduce the number of people addicted. Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County are the lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.
The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to identify what services are being offered, look for any existing gaps in services and explore potential new or expanded ways to combat the drug overdose problem.
As part of this inter-agency collaborative approach over 60 community leaders from numerous organizations throughout Montgomery County are members of the Steering Committee that will help guide the work.
All aspects of reducing deaths due to drug overdoses are included in the effort. Specific teams will be working on prevention, treatment, law enforcement, the courts system, opioid prescription practices and more.
It is the team’s hope that this collaborative, community-wide approach will make an impact in combating the problem of rising deaths from drug overdoses in our community
Community Overdose Action Team Goals
- Stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses
- Reduce the number of fatal overdoses
- Reduce the number of people addicted